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This Lombardy location boasts a population of approximately 1,200,000 people.
It is situated approximately 9 miles northeast of Zibido San Giacomo and about 300 miles northwest of Rome, the national capital.
After you've come this far, stopping by Cathedral of Milan is mandatory. This iconic sight is certain to impress.
Take the kids to blow off some steam at the Spazio Oberdan and Piscina Romano Ponzio. Acquaworld and Acqua Sport Park are also well worth checking out if you're looking for more family fun.
Watch in awe as aquatic animals glide through the water at Acquario Civico.
Marvel at the polished chome of the high-performance vehicles and cheer on the drivers as they hurtle down the track at the Pala Kart Cinisello Balsamo.
At the Enoteca Maggiolini, experts and amateurs alike can learn about the art and craft of winemaking, before tasting the end product.
Spend a couple of hours exploring the selection of plant species exhibited at the Orto Botanico di Brera. The Orto Botanico di Cascina Rosa and the Niso Fumagalli Rose Garden are also worth a look.
Bring along some lunch and take it easy for a while in the leafy, green surroundings of Sempione Park and Parco delle Basiliche. You'll also find plenty of space for a game or two on the grass at Parco Dei Germani and Ex Campo dei Fiori.
If the sun is out, the glistening, mirror-like surface of Laghetto di Giussano is a gorgeous sight.
Want to get away from the stress of the city? Head out on an adventure to Monte Stella and Bosco WWF di Vanzago. Nature-loving tourists will also have a terrific time at Parco Naturale Val Troncea and Parco del Ticino.
Grab a buddy or two and explore some of the varied cultural spaces nearby. The Triennale di Milano and the Museo Teatrale alla Scala offer a range of collections that are bound to keep you captivated. Equally rewarding are the Teatro alla Scala Museum and the Volandia Museum of Flight.
If you are up for a challenge, drop by the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology or Planetario di Milano. The diversity of scientific artifacts on display at these fantastic museums will keep your mind occupied for days. Planetario Ulrico Hoepli and the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia are two more options worth checking out if you have some extra time.
From the moment you enter, it's apparent that the collections of the Civic Museum of Archeology and the Natural Science Museum are the product of obsession. Staring back from behind the glass, these fantastic specimens will spark your curiosity. You may also like to stop by the Civico Museo Archeologico and the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale.
A hub for art connoisseurs, this area boasts various spaces in which amateur and professional artists showcase their wares. Swing by the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Contemporary Arts Pavillion and see the best of what this creative city has to offer. The Modern Art Gallery and the Museo Diocesano are also worth your time if you can fit them in before dinner.
The Collezione Branca and the Museo Mangini Bonomi will give you a clear impression of the forgotten past through a collection of enthralling exhibit and displays.
To learn more about the people and places of this region's past, pay a visit to its many remaining historical sites. Start the local history tour at Cimitero Monumentale di Milano and the Arco della Pace. You might also like to get out the camera and snap some photos at the Bocconi University and the Politecnico di Milano.
Some of the region's most influential people have called Villa Reale and Palazzo Reale "home." Be sure to take some photos as you admire their ornate architecture and plush interiors. Palazzo Marino and Palazzo dei Giureconsulti are two more magnificent dwellings that have their share of history hidden in the walls.
After a day at Castello Sforzesco or Castle Visconti San Vito, you might just think you've traveled back to the days of drawbridges and dungeons! Visconti Castle and Castello di Cavagliano are two more imposing architectural monuments.
The region's spiritual side is evidenced at Santa Maria Delle Grazie and Monza Cathedral. If you'd be interested to check out more religious sites, have a stroll around Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio and Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio.
Before you pack your suitcase and make your way home, be sure to see some of the area's lesser-known attractions. Terme Milano and the Ambrosian Library might be just what you're after. If you can fit it in, also think about visiting the Spazio MIL and Parco Avventura.
The sleek Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center is directly in front of Terminal 1, and next to the Malpensa Express, a 50-minute train service to downtown Milan. From there it’s 4 stops on the metro to the Duomo Gothic cathedral, and a few more to Castello Sforzesco.
This glass and steel fronted hotel is set in a quiet street off the Piazza Duomo, site of Milan's symbolic cathedral, and within 250 meters of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and La Scala Opera.
Set in a 17-story tower, this hotel is 2 blocks from Milan's Main Central Station, and adjacent to Piazza Duca d'Aosta, from where coaches run to the airports and metros run to the Duomo in 15 minutes.
Strategically located in Milan, only 200 meters from Central Station and 150 meters from 2 metro stations. Hotel Berna allows easy access to the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco, and the Fashion Quadrilateral. The Milano Rho-Pero, Milano City, and the new MICO Milano Congressi are also within easy reach.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Volandia Museum of Flight and within 6 mi (10 km) of Castelnovate Ruins and Basilica di Saint Agnese. Castle Visconti San Vito and Novara Cathedral are also within 25 mi (40 km).
This family-friendly Somma Lombardo hotel is located in Case Nuove, within 3 mi (5 km) of Volandia Museum of Flight and Castelnovate Ruins. Basilica di Saint Agnese and Castle Visconti San Vito are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of Milan, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza della Repubblica and Corso Como. Cathedral of Milan and Teatro alla Scala are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This hotel is set just off the Piazza Duca d'Aosta and faces the imposing Centrale train station, from where trains and coaches run to many parts of Italy, and metros run to the city center.